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Status of Stocks 2019

The annual Status of Stocks report highlights our work with partners toward the goal of maximizing fishing opportunities while ensuring the sustainability of fisheries and fishing communities that support the American economy.

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A man wearing a black baseball hat, face mask, and gloves, holds a piece of tuna filet in his hands to inspect quality. Several other tuna are stacked on ice below. A bidder checks the quality of tuna at the Honolulu Fish Auction. Credit: NOAA Fisheries
Dozens of white, brown, and pink-colored sea scallops photographed on a black ocean floor. Dense beds of small Atlantic sea scallops photographed on the ocean floor in the Mid-Atlantic in 2015. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.
Monitoring work at Salty Lady Seafood farm. Credit: NOAA Fisheries. Monitoring work at Salty Lady Seafood farm. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.
A seafood spread of oysters, tuna, and ceviche tacos Plates of tuna crudo, halibut ceviche tacos, and eastern oysters. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Brianna Shaughnessy.